Many Milwaukee residents knew of the contributions of Adams and his wife, Sharon Adams, in helping to clean up and restore the Walnut Way neighborhood in Lindsay Heights. Not as many know, though, that he keeps several beehives in their backyard on North 17th Street. His grandfather introduced Adams, an ex-Marine, to beekeeping as a child in Birmingham, Ala. A decade ago, not long after he and his wife helped create the Walnut Way Conservation Corp., Adams took a beekeeping course and then installed the hives to begin exposing his community, especially children, to a force of purposefulness and sustainability that typically goes unnoticed.
For me, this video assignment is a source of enormous pride – my first real effort at video journalism and certainly my first attempt at editing in Final Cut Pro. The trainers showed us our first Final Cut Pro X shortcuts on the Tuesday of that weeklong session, and this video (with lots of their help) was edited and premiered four days later.